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    Introducing "The Peasant"

    (40% Mourvedre, 32% Syrah, 17% Grenache, 7% Counoise, 4% Tannat = 100% delicious!)



    It's from a warm weather AVA (Paso) and, @ 15.3% alcohol, probably more of a fruit-bomb than the more refined palates would enjoy...all I know is that it was wonderful with the grilled flatiron steak I had with it.

    And any wine which has the sentiment "Temperance, like chastity, is it's own punishment." printed right on the bottle can't be all bad.

    Only 784 cases produced.

    I've got to get me a refill...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChilledAgua View Post
    Introducing "The Peasant"

    (40% Mourvedre, 32% Syrah, 17% Grenache, 7% Counoise, 4% Tannat = 100% delicious!)
    Damn, I haven't even heard of the last 2 varietals! I checked out their site and they have a bunch of fun wines, I gotta make a trip to Hi-Time and pick some up. thanks for the tip.

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    Website shows Four Vines carried at Hi Times but cant find that specific varietal-what was the per bottle price?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChilledAgua View Post
    Introducing "The Peasant"

    (40% Mourvedre, 32% Syrah, 17% Grenache, 7% Counoise, 4% Tannat = 100% delicious!)



    It's from a warm weather AVA (Paso) and, @ 15.3% alcohol, probably more of a fruit-bomb than the more refined palates would enjoy...all I know is that it was wonderful with the grilled flatiron steak I had with it.

    And any wine which has the sentiment "Temperance, like chastity, is it's own punishment." printed right on the bottle can't be all bad.

    Only 784 cases produced.

    I've got to get me a refill...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hipcheck View Post
    Website shows Four Vines carried at Hi Times but cant find that specific varietal-what was the per bottle price?
    I can't recall if I bought it at The Wine Country or BevMo (both in Long Beach). Neither website has it listed, either.

    I was able to dig up this page with the price ($32.99 - about what I remember) and it apparently is in stock for ordering online.

    Four Vines 2005 "The Peasant" Red Blend :: California :: Wine by Region :: Carlsbad Wine Merchants

    Hope this helps. (I may have to resort to this myself).
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    Update 0n "The Peasant-

    I was off today and went to all the local places where I generally buy wine to find out where I had initially purchased it. I found the last 3 bottles at the Long Beach BevMo, even though it was not listed at all on their website, and bought them.

    Hopefully, they (or maybe Hi-Time) will still have some on the shelves...
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    you guys can keep your 'schmancy wine...i'll stick with this'un. It's cheaper by the six pack @ vons...too bad it don't come inna box

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    Quote Originally Posted by jerseydevil View Post
    you guys can keep your 'schmancy wine...i'll stick with this'un. It's cheaper by the six pack @ vons...too bad it don't come inna box

    discerning interspecies erotica enthuiasts say...HEEEEEEYYYYYY!!!!
    This is a Wine thread, not "My favorite drink in high school" thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zmtnbik View Post
    This is a Wine thread, not "My favorite drink in high school" thread.


    awwww go sniff a cork...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Salty Dog View Post
    Go outside California. Lots of good stuff out there that doesn't have the bloated price tag for just being grown in Napa or Sonoma.

    Argentina, Chile, Spain, Australia, New Zealand, etc. all have some great wines for decent prices.
    Amen to that. Was just up in the Napa/Sonoma valley and the wine is very expensive!

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    Aha! At last, here's an intelligent wine thread that -- thank God -- doesn't fall all over itself with snobbishness. Getting into this discussion was one of the main reasons I joined these boards!

    My better half and I own a wine shop in Yorba Linda, so I'm something of a wine geek. But I'm happy to say I'm no snob, and learning about adult grape juice has been one of my passions for almost 18 years.
    Quote Originally Posted by Fooferah View Post
    If you'll recall your LGK history, the Great Malbec Craze was Argentine.
    I'll quote Jancis Robinson (Welcome to jancisrobinson.com - JancisRobinson.com) -- one of the world's top experts in wine and the world's first female Master of Wine (that's basically the equivalent of a Ph.D. in the subject) -- from her Oxford Companion to Wine, Third Edition for info about Cot or Auxerrrois, French names for the Malbec grape:

    Cot is an important French synomym for the black grape variety of French origin also known as Malbec and, in Cahors, Auxerrois.

    Here's a bit more from JR on Cahors, that area in France she'd mentioned as it relates to Cot/Malbec:

    Cahors, increasingly significant wine region in the Quercy region in South West France, producing exclusively red wine, uniquely dependent on the Malbec or Cot grape ... The wine producer of Cahors long suffered from the protectionist measures against such Haut Pays wines influcted on Cahors by the merchants of Bordeaux ... There are records of Cahors being sold in London in the early 13th Century, but the Hundred Years War disrupted patterns of trade ...

    By far the largest number of growers (in Cahors) planted an overwhelming majority of Malbec, called here for obscure reasons Auxerrois, a traditional Cahors variety which is nowhere else associated with particularly long-living wines. The appelation rules stipulate that at least 70 percent Auxerrois, supplemented by the tannic Tannat and/or the supple Merlot ...

    We have a killer Cahors at our shop, our '04 Clos le Coutale Cahors. We served it for our Father's Day tasting last year, which we called "Dad's Day Dandies," because of its lusty, he-man scents and flavors of ripe blackberry and currant, smoke, earth, and leather. Our customers swooned over the stuff once they tried it, and bought us out of it totally. Small wonder: We sell it for a measly $12. (Yes, it's one of our favorite wines in the shop.)

    OK, that's the post I've wanted to make for quite a few weeks. Here's hoping my rambling about what JR calls "the world's most delicious beverage" didn't put too many of you guys off!

    Cheers,

    Jan/GSG

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